Mention your an artist to a gallery owner and get asked to be in a group show. Wish this was always the case, but it was for my most recent art show. It is down now, but I was a participating artist in The Toy Train Show at Trunk Gallery. The owner gave us toy train sets and said to do whatever you wanted to with them. I made an assemblage with mine. My husband, Richard Hecht made one too. His was a mobile.